Ward W. Woods

Ward Woods is former President and CEO of Bessemer Securities Corporation and Founding Partner of Bessemer Holdings, L.P. (1989-2000), a private equity firm. He is also a former Trustee of Stanford University and former Chairman of Stanford Management Company. Mr. Woods was a senior partner and member of the Management Committee of Lazard Freres & Company. Prior to joining Lazard Mr. Woods was a Managing Director and a Partner of Lehman Brothers and was co-head of the Corporate Finance Department. He is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Wildlife Conservation Society, Chair of the Advisory Council of The Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University, and serves as a trustee of the David & Lucille Packard Foundation. Mr. Woods graduated from Stanford University.

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